Palm Springs CA is one of the US’ hottest destinations for fashion, style and glamour. This resort locale is just 2 hours from Hollywood and is known for its midcentury architecture and relaxed lifestyle. It is soaked in golden sunshine for 350 days of every year, and the desert backdrop makes it one of the most unique regions you’ll ever come across.
Unsurprisingly, A-list celebs migrate here for Winter as the days are still long and hot and it’s only a stone’s throw from LA. They bring with them an impeccable sense of fashion & style, especially during April for the world-famous music festival Coachella.
Getting the Palm Springs ‘look’ can be a little challenging. There are many factors at play: midcentury architecture and influences are found everywhere and these are combined with splashes of bohemian chic. Everything exudes a certain je ne sais quoi, and when people talk about Palm Springs they are sure to mention the “laid back elegance” of both the resort interiors and the people who live there.
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Palm Springs. The incredible desert landscape is awe-inspiring – hikers and campers come from all over the world to experience this vast wilderness. Replicate the desert vibes at home with succulents and cacti to dress up your sideboards and tables, or choose some desert landscape photography in a rustic wooden frame.
Pops of Colour
Palm Springs is a playful party destination, so include pops of bright colours like orange and pink to set the vibe. If you’re really looking to make a change to your home, pick a bright colour and repaint your front door. Palm Springs bungalows are known for their beautiful, bold doors in fuchsia, yellow and orange. You can also draw colour inspiration from the beautiful desert flowers that bloom on certain cacti.
Banana palms are a common plant choice around the perimeter of Cali homes, as they grow incredibly well in hot and dry desert environments. You’ll see them potted inside or dotted against exterior walls. You might have also noticed that the banana palm leaf is one of this season’s hottest botanical prints. It’s an incredibly popular choice among interior designers worldwide for wall art, cushion covers and wallpaper.
More recently, Palm Springs has become known for channeling a bohemian vibe. Think flowing white lace mixed with tribal patterns, quirky colours and textured embroidery. At the heart of the Bohemian look is the ability to ‘hunt and gather’ for your interiors – this means spending time choosing from a range of different styles and crafting a look that is best described as ‘curated chaos’!
One of the best parts about Palm Springs is the relaxed atmosphere, and most relaxing is done by the pool. If you’ve got a pool at home, get your Cali on and invest in an outdoor lounge with an abundance of cushions. Spread out on a Sunday and enjoy the summer sun.